The photographer Chris Saunders has documented the South African music scenes for a long time. Check out his colourful photo series of some of the country's most upcoming electronic music artists. From the Norient book Seismographic Sounds (see and order here).
I have documented South African music scenes for a few years now. Because we had musical pioneers and because we now have the Internet, these scenes are exploding: more and more artists are starting to get international recognition. My small selection, photographed over a few years, shows some of the diversity in the scene. You can find pictures of anyone from Invizable, who started off as a producer for Gazelle (see interview here), to Spoko, the originator of the Bacardi house sound and now part of the world-touring Fantasma with Spoke Mathambo, to a portrait of Nozinja, the now Warp Records-signed pioneer of Shangaan Electro (see portrait here). Music is reflective of the richness of the soul of South Africa. It is our way of telling our stories.